German Competition 1
TH / 14.03. / OSTENTORKINO / 19 H
MO / 18.03 / FILMGALERIE / 18 H
FAST BUT SEXY
A little field study (with a wink) of Berlin traffic offenders.
Director: Marion Pfaus
A FISTFUL OF RUPIES
Men are gathering in hidden places to keep an old tradition alive. It ́s the thrill of speed and danger on a quarter mile drag strip. Two riders, four bulls, four
wheels and 60 kilometers per hour for 25 seconds.
Director: Hannes Gieseler
Germany / India 2012
Historic places in present days routine. Sound pieces
of the historic events shift the reception. Democratic
expression as uprising, demonstration and mani-
festation form the question what is needed to show
a political effect today.
Director: Thomas Kutschker
A vast subway station somewhere in the northwestern hemisphere. rush hour. An unattended baggage catches the attention of the passengers. moments of insecurity pass. All of a sudden, a mass panic breaks out in the moving crowds. The stampede leaves its survivors perplexed. Was the bomb only ticking in their minds?
Director: Cyril Amon Schaublin
It has almost vanished from our urban horizons, that rotting dinosaur, the German post office ́s yellow telephone booth. There were times when the booth
was a vital place. The film searched for – and found –
one of the last of this dying breed, and had them
divulge stories now threatened by oblivion.
Director: Alina Cyranek, Eike Goreczka
HALF THE NIGHT
The sleepwalker Jochen M. looks back on his disconcerting nights between dormancy and being awake. At the same time, a journey through the deserted city at night-time begins.
Director: Vanessa Nica Mueller
ARTS + CRAFTS SPECTACULAR #2
Entangled (hi)stories transform a museum into a sitcom. Storytellers and voices amongst others: Yoko ono, Tris Vonna-Michell and Bruce La-Bruce as well as maurizio Cattelan ́s horse coming to live and triggering further events.
Director: Sébastien Wolf, Ian Ritterskamp
Two flocks of sheep are searching for companionship. But their shepherds, being at odds with each other, do everything to keep them separated.
Director: Gottfried Mentor
German Competition 2
DO / 14.03. / OSTENTORKINO / 21 H
MO / 18.03 / FILMGALERIE / 20 H
A GIRLS NIGHT OUT
Christine (75) is tired of life. When her old people ́s
home roommate eva (74) abducts her to a night in
the Hamburg red-light district she is being confront-
ed with a flashy and entertaining world she feels way
to old old for.
Director: Timo Becker
one of the children is different from the others. Her
dreaminess and playful way of being make her fall
out of the line of orphans with their adapted way
of living. Being different makes her be more and
more lonely but finally saves her.
Director: Dennis Stein-Schomburg
I PREFER NOT TO
The attempt of a cinematic oilpainting of an old
man who has done and achieved a lot for German
culture: the founder of the International Short Film
Festival oberhausen. He has been one of the most
prominent cultural politicians in Germany.
Director: Anna Hepp
Multiple sclerosis, arthrosis, diabetes, a heart
attack and cancer! With such a diagnosis you ́d
normally lose your will to live – but not 69-year-
old wheel-chair-bound Volkmar Kirschbaum. A
highly emotional portrait between tragedy and
comedy about how to deal with your fate without
falling victim to it.
Director: Florian Arndt
A transformation of nam June Paik ́s text “film
scenario“ into a movie. Hollywood stars speak Paik:
“You can make any Hollywood movie interesting, if
you cut the movie several times ...“ Michael Caine,
Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor, John Turturro,
Katharine Hepburn and other protagonists of
mainstream cinema are assembled to speak a
text about deconstructing film watching.“
Director: Volker Schreiner
LAW AND ORDER
Manfred and Jürgen, both in the age of 70, know
that there ́s always something to learn. A film about
the nature and normality of bodies and sexuality in
Director: Jan Soldat
There seems to exist a clandestine dress code
for German best agers ́: They all wear beige! Is
there an alliance between wearing beige and
getting old? And, will we all “beigified” one day?
Director: Sylvie Hohlbaum
German Competition 3
SA / 16.03. / FILMGALERIE / 18 H
SO / 17.03 / FILMGALERIE / 18 H
DYING NOT PLANNED FOR
A film about a never ending house-building project within a finite human life. A humorous portrait of the filmmaker ́s pragmatic father who“s future became past too early.
Director: Matthias Stoll
THICKER THAN BLOOD
A family life of two lesbian women with a child and “fatherly foreign satellites“.
Director: Rita Hausberger, Markus Wendling
Someone didn ́t want mee, so when she was still a baby she ended up being put into a box. Fortunately, though, she didn ́t have to spend her whole life in it since she was adopted. This fact always tempts others to ask questions.
Director: Letty Felgendreher
DOGS LIKE US
When the eldest of a German Roma family dies, his relatives have to bury him at home and play at the
Director: Anne Zohra Berrached
German Competition 4
SA / 16.03. / FILMGALERIE / 16 H
SO / 17.03. / FILMGALERIE / 16 H
All of us don ́t fit in this tube. Comprehensive.
Scatter. Distribute. And we all do it in terms of
Director: Nicole Wegner
A snail invents the wheel and goes through a
cultural evolution to fi- nally get back to its origin.
Director: Philipp Artus
On monitors and glass plates in the dark, images
of a train journey are being made visible. Indoor
and outdoor space, motion and standstill, rhythm
and abstraction as well as cognitive processes are
explored between cinematic illusion and its
Director: Benjamin Ramírez Pérez
DRESS TO IMPRESS
A hedgehog, who only leaves his hiding place
when in disguise, meets a bird, who is scared of
Director: Falk Schuster
For some it is just an ordinary party snack, but for
Patrick, a tortilla chip started a moment of self-
discovery. With exuberant dancing and magical
passion he shares his inspiration and invites
every one to participate. even his mother.
Director: Boris Seewald
NOT A REAL FILM
Stephan müller is a 31 year old director, who in
secret doesn ́t want to live anymore. With the
help of a squarehead he wants to change
something. He makes a movie about the
small things, he would say to his friends,
if this would be his last film. The result is
not a real film.
Director: Stephan Müller
One day she found a bear. Or he found her. And
Director: Kasia Wilk